Diamondbacks 5, Padres 3

Kelly Johnson hit two of Arizona’s four homers, helping the

Diamondbacks rally for a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on

Wednesday night.

Johnson connected on Kevin Correia’s second pitch of the game

and added a tying two-run drive in the fifth. Chris Young went deep

in the sixth to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 lead and Justin Upton

hit his first homer in the eighth.

Scott Hairston hit a three-run homer in the second for San


Ian Kennedy struck out eight over five innings in his first

start for Arizona, yielding three runs and six hits. Five relievers

combined for four innings of one-hit ball, with Blaine Boyer (1-0)

getting the win and Chad Qualls earning his first save.

Correia (0-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in six


Johnson went 3 for 3 with a walk in his first game of the season

in the leadoff spot. The second baseman, who signed a free-agent

deal with Arizona in the offseason, was eighth in the lineup in

each of the first two games of the season.

NOTES: Padres LHP Joe Thatcher, who is on the 15-day disabled

list with a sore shoulder, threw on the side. Manager Bud Black

said he felt good and threw the ball fine. Thatcher will be

re-evaluated for a possible rehabilitation assignment. …

Johnson’s first homer was his sixth career leadoff shot and the

40th in club history.